Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Crochet Cover Your Wire Hangers

I am not crazy about wire hangers, unless they’re covered with yarn.  I really like yarn covered wire hangers because they are really strong and the yarn prevents clothing from slipping off the hanger.  Recently I was told about crocheting the yarn onto the hangers.  Brilliant idea, because my Hubby keeps bringing the wire hangers, that his work clothes come on, home.  I am getting a collection. So this is how to create quick and easy yarn covered hangers.

Wire hangers (at least one, if you want to make them strong enough to hold up a heavy coat,
crochet 2 or 3 of them together)
Scrape yarn (4 play worsted, your choice, or if you yarn is thinner, double it)
4.5 mm crochet hook
Masking tape
If you are doing more than one hanger together, use the masking tape to take the hangers together in 3 or 4 different places.  Otherwise the steps are the same for both types of hangers.
Put the end of the yarn onto the end of a piece of tape. 

Wrap the tape around the tip of the hook of the hanger. 
Hold the yarn at the back of the hanger with your left hand.  Take the hook of the crochet hook and swing it down and behind the wire of the hanger and pick up the first loop of yarn.  Then pick up the second loop from the top of the wire.  Pull the second loop through the first loop.  Pull tight
 Again pick up a loop from the bottom of the wire.  This makes two loops.
Pick up another loop from the top and pull it through the two top loops, pull tight.  This is basically single crochet.Keep adding stitches, around the hook or the hanger.   
Once you reach the place where the legs of the hanger divide, start working around the top leg. 
 Keep going.   
Keep going all the way around the hanger.  

Pull the yarn through the last loop, cut off a tail and tie a knot.  Since I was using doubled yarn I was able to tie a bow.  
Done!  Enjoy!


  1. Gosh, we used to do this when I was in Young Women's! Back then it was called Merry Miss and Mutual... And I had a bandelo from Primary!

  2. Thank you! I have been searching for instructions that include the hook of the hanger!

  3. Yes I too was searching for this which would include the hook of the hanger! Thanks!

  4. I also like yarn covers on hangers which gives a new look to wire hangers and protect them form rusting. Thanks you for the steps you provided us for making crochet covers for wire hangers.

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  5. Wow thank you. You really explained this very nicely. Can't wait to try it.

  6. I've been looking for how to do this for awhile. I realized half way through that I was doing it wrong. I went under and pulled through the loop tightly and then over and pulled through the loop tightly. I really liked the result. Planning to teach my daughter how to do it this afternoon. Thanks!